- Describes landmarks in immunology and places them in historical context- Beautifully written by one of the founding fathers of the field- Portrays the surprising history of events in a colorful and readable manner- Contains biographical sketches of some of the pioneers- Illustrates the development of key ideas in immunology--tolerance, graft rejection, and transplantation- Foreword by Ray Owen
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A Note on Nomenclature.
Landmarks in Immunology.
The Immunological Basis of Allograft Rejection.
Blood Groups and Hemolytic Disease of the Newborn.
Immunogenetics: Histocompatibility Antigens--Structure and Function.
Fetally and Neonatally Induced Immunological Tolerance.
Immunoregulation--The Search for the Holy Grail.
Clinical Aspects and Immunosuppression.
Graft-versus-Host Disease and Bone Marrow Transplantation.
The Mammalian Fetus: Natures (Almost) Perfect Allograft.
The Interaction Between Immunology, Transplantation, Surgery, and Other Matters.
Leslie Brent was awarded the 1994 Peter Medawar Prize by the Transplantation Society at its 15th World Congress. Dr. Brent was also part of Sir Peter Medawars group that was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1960 for research on immunological tolerance. He has spent his professional life studying all aspects of transplantation immunology including tolerance, graft-versus-host disease and mechanisms, rejection,and fetal immunology.